Tennessee House Expels Two Representatives While Sparing One
Last week three lawmakers, Justin Jones, Justin Pearson and Gloria Johnson led a protest on the House floor to demand action on gun control.
On Thursday, The Tennessee House voted to expel two Democrats.
Last week three lawmakers, Justin Jones, Justin Pearson and Gloria Johnson led a protest on the House floor to demand action on gun control. The demonstrations followed the latest shooting at a Nashville private Christian school that left six dead including three young children.
Both Jones and Pearson are African American and two of the youngest members of the legislature. Jones was expelled with a vote of 72 to 25 while Pearson was also thrown out with a vote of 69 to 26.
Representative Gloria Johnson was also at the mercy of the Republican-majority House. She was spared her position by one vote with a total of 65 to 30.
The trio of Democrats are referred to as the Tennessee three, after they participated in the protests along with thousands of residents who gathered on state capitol grounds to stand up and rally for action on gun control.